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for opposing israel -- opposing strong action against iran. obama has also nominated john brennan to head the central intelligence agency. we cross over now live to washington. what more can you tell us about obama's pics? -- picks? >> john brennan is truly an insider. he has 25 years of counterintelligence experience. he has been a trusted advisor for the republicans and the democrats. he is very much trusted by obama. it is said that he only needed to raise his hand if he wanted the job, and, apparently, that is what he did. he he supported the so-called enhanced interrogation technique, most commonly known as waterboarding, back under the bush administration am a but that should not keep him from being nominated -- bush administration thomas but that should not keep him from being -- back under the bush administration. that should not keep him from being confirmed. he is a real vietnam veteran, chuck hagel. that is not what is controversial about him. he is a very outspoken politician. he was a republican senator, but it is the republicans who do not like him now because he supported p
. here are the latest market figures. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like to show the worst picture. probably they may pass a happy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremi
with his afghanistan counterpart, president obama says they will take a support role in afghanistan this spring. >> it is election time in germany and the chancellor's competition's popularity plunges. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hollande has announced the french troops have gone on an intervention in mali. this came a request for help out to the west african's country's president. >> they're continuing their drive southward. they already control two-thirds of the former french colony. >> they are on advance. they are now threatening to take this out as well. they are reported to have overrun the strategically important town in central mali. the army has so far been unable to recapture it. as the year grew that they could establish a safe haven for as long as the militants, there was growing pressure for assistance and now france has started military operations. >> french army forces gave their support this afternoon to units in mali to fight against terrorist elements. >> so far, the german government is holding back. >> a military solution
's president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing in afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that are you providing, be able to provide security to i
for another middle eastern war. israel-u.s. relations have also been strained. barack obama and netanyahu have barely conceal their dislike, but we remain -- the united states remains its biggest backer. most analysts believe 2013 will not be the year that peace will come to the middle east. >> earlier i spoke with one of our correspondents in jerusalem and asked if the palestinians will be able to use their newly given status to stop them from building jewish settlements on the west bank. >> for the first couple of years, palestinians could only watch how the land was built with sediments that were expanded and even experts were saying that there were warning that a two-day solution has become more and more unlikely it's this kind of settlement policy will continue in that case. with a new non-of your status at the u.n., they could say we should put more pressure on the israelis and threatened to go to the icc, but that is a very long process. the into national community may step in to put more pressure on israel in this matter. -- the international community may step in. there were no conseq
said he hopes to visit the united states soon for a summit with president barack obama. >> translator: through the meeting i want to show my country and also the world that the strong bond between japan . . and the u.s. has been restored. >> abe said japanese and u.s. officials are now working out the timing of his visit. >>> prime mind minister abe working on another foreign policy issue. he wants to dealing with the past. he's debating issuing a new statement that matches the 21st century. his chief cabinet secretary said the government will consult with intellectuals and consider issuing a new future-oriented statement. >>> prime minister abe's special envoy conveyed the willingness to strengthen ties with south korea. kunei pointed out the need to face bilateral issues. they met in seoul and hope the new governments can build good relations and handed park a letter from the prime minister expressing the wish. park said south korea and japan need each other in many ways and hopes to work on reconciliation and cooperation. while facing issues related to common history. >> translator
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